Daily Giz Wiz 151: Joby's Gorillapod

Episode 151 of the podcast

Joby's Gorillapod
Subject: Review of Joby's Gorillapod
Released:Monday 18 September 2006
Length:about 16 minutes
Download file:DGW-151.mp3 (7.1 MB)
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Short info

The Joby Gorillapod SLR is an ultra-versatile mini-tripod that can be used with a mid-size SLR camera up to maximum load capacity of 2.5 lb/1.1 kg. Under $50. There's also a plain Joby Gorillapod (not SLR) for lightweight. compact cameras. About $22.

Detailed information

The Gorillapod from Joby is a camera tripod that doesn't rely on a flat surface but rather can wrap around many different surfaces.  3 models: Original, SLR, and SLR Zoom, for different strengths.  The height of the tripod, by twisting the legs, range from 2 to 8 inches.  It's also easy to pack away.

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1111

Dick has his PIN on the back of a card written backwards, which criminals and hackers couldn't see unless they have a mirror.  It's 1111.

A couple of guys looking for stuff

Leo searches for a letters jingle submission while Dick looks for the Perry Como "We Get Letters" song.

Finlandia

Leo plays a letters jingle submitted by Henrich Antonin, a fellow podcaster from Finland.

Loud Commercials

Bob Kay from New Hampshire explains why TV commercials always seem to sound louder (Episode 140).  Leo is getting hate mail for putting ads on the show.  He has toyed with the idea of paid subscription, but doesn't think it will succeed.
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We Get Letters

The song Dick has in mind is the theme from the "We Get Letters" segment on the Perry Como Show, when he did requests.  Check out its entry in IMDb.  Perry Como also released an album called "We Get Letters" in 1957, but it did not include the theme itself.  See Wikipedia.  The theme did make an appearance, however in the 1958 album "Saturday Night With Mr. C" as "We Get Letters/Dear Perry": See Wikipedia.
The lyrics go: "Letters, we get letters, we get stacks an' stacks of letters . . . Dear Perry . . . would you be so kind, to fill a request, and sing the song I like best?"
Leo plays a recording of the song in Episode 303.
The song was later adapted by Paul Shaffer as the CBS Mail Bag theme on the David Letterman Show.

Mad Minute

A repeat of the sex therapist Dr Rude.

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